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 Photo-a-Day      (Tuesday, 24th September, 2013) Views: 2,570 
Short and narrow boat
 Short and narrow boat   by Jeff Haydock  (Nikon D90 Tamron 17-50. 2.8)
At Henhurst moorings.

Comment by Lizzie down under on 24th September 2013 at 04:30
Well this must be a short narrow boat.....that is an easy guess...thanks Jeff....it is so cute I may just put it in my album.....cheers!!!


Comment by Mick on 24th September 2013 at 07:00
I dont remember seeing that building being newly pointed.


Comment by Hugh Wilson on 24th September 2013 at 07:35
Doesn't look newly pointed to me!!


Comment by kath on 24th September 2013 at 08:57
I can recognise HD tinkering now. I wonder if Children live on that boat?


Comment by Fred Mason on 24th September 2013 at 09:33
Nice, pleasant photo, Jeff...!!

Lizzie, it's not a short narrow boat, it's obviously a narrow short boat. Please get it right..!!!...smiles...!!


Comment by maggie on 24th September 2013 at 10:51
That would be a narrow boat for 2, very claustrophobic inside. The one we shared was for 6 and a week was enough for us, although ours was for 6. Great holidays though.


Comment by Lizzie down under on 24th September 2013 at 11:27
Dear Fred.....please don't tell me I got it wrong....I can't cope with the fact that I got it back to front....but then again Fred...maybe you got it the wrong way around ....maybe your description is not the correct one....
Being correct on these photos is very important as it can really get the wrong message across....also it can confuse the bejeebers out of me and others....Big smiles from Lizzie....cheers too!!!


Comment by Rev David Long on 24th September 2013 at 12:58
Fred - 'short boat' is a technical term for the 62' working barges which could use the short (i.e. not full length - which would have been 72') locks between Wigan and Leeds.
In this context the 72' barges which could use the locks on the Wigan - Liverpool section and the Leigh Branch of the L&L, were call 'long boats'.
Commercial narrow boats were 72' long but, as far as I know, none were built short to enable them to use the Wigan - Leeds section of the L&L - there would have been no commercial advantage as they would have a very low carrying capacity. So there was no such thing as a 'narrow short boat' to correspond to the L&L short boats.
Modern pleasure narrow boats are built in whatever length people desire - it depends on the depth of their pocket, and the cruising range the owners want. The optimum size is usually reckoned to be 58', as there are no locks shorter than that on our system, so such a boat could travel anywhere in Britain.
As for where 'short' goes in the description of this boat, the word 'narrow' is part of the name of the type of boat being described, so should always be next to the word 'boat'. Other adjectives which would differentiate this particular narrow boat from any others would therefore go before 'narrow boat' - thus: 'This is a short, red and blue, narrow boat.'
I'm waiting for some paint to dry on my newly-built shed....


Comment by pat on 24th September 2013 at 13:33
Nice one, Lizzie, your reply gave me big smiles too!!!


Comment by Ken R on 24th September 2013 at 15:48
Rev; if the words narrow and boat should be next to each other we could have a "NARROW BOAT SHORT' could we not???


Comment by Garry on 24th September 2013 at 16:53
Shouldn't paint a shed Rev, you should have used wood preserver...it much better and last much longer.


Comment by Anne on 24th September 2013 at 18:40
Rev David look on the people site


Comment by Lizzie down under on 25th September 2013 at 03:17
thanks Pat...cheers!!!


Comment by Jean F (Wales) on 25th September 2013 at 20:00
Fred,I do hope you were not being serious to lizzie.....seemed very rude and very trivial!!!


Comment by Lizzie down under on 27th September 2013 at 00:24
Thank you Jean..x ....cheers!!!


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